Finest Moment of Idiocy

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Dear Lib Dems, I feel I must complain about your new mockumentary, ‘#LibDemIftar’, which I have decided to Tell Mama about. Do you not know that jokes this time of year are as haram as the plates of etiolated pork your councillors garnished their #LibDemIftar tweets with? A pre-dawn meal today Preparing for my first ever fast in the holy month of … Continue reading Finest Moment of Idiocy

Hush, Cretins

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE COVID-19 has revealed the tragic futility of contemporary politics. Spirited efforts by sections of the Left to undermine each and every government response to the virus wearies even those who would ordinarily take an interest in Westminster proceedings. How is Parliament to be taken seriously if £330 billion of spending is to be criticised by the opposition as ‘not going far enough’? … Continue reading Hush, Cretins

Do the Lib Dems Still Exist?

BY JOHN ISMAEL Whatever happened to the Liberal Democrats? That bastion of a political party that brought us Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith, Mark Oaten and Lord Rennard? Just a few years ago Nick Clegg and his party comprised a significant part of the cabinet. They were part of the political furniture. Remember names like David Laws, Simon Hughes, Ed Davey and Danny Alexander? Regulars on … Continue reading Do the Lib Dems Still Exist?

Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?

CSM POLLS The Liberal Democrats are an enigma. They surprised the nation by producing some competent ministers for the coalition government of 2010-2015. The likes of Danny Alexander and David Laws stepped up to the plate and Norman Lamb showed impressive grasp and empathy. Now, under Tim Farron, they have turned into the go-to Brexit protest party and – with 109 Peers in the House … Continue reading Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?